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Old 10-26-2011, 08:48 AM   #7701
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Is your SS still giving you trouble?
Yes. I've given up on it completely. I am either going to be trading it in on a ZL1 or Trading it in on a new SS or selling it and dumping 10 grand into my Fiero, and spending the rest on a new truck or something.

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Should have bought one in Mt. Adams yesterday - $50 million.
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nope... I wish. I've always been a lottery hater, and I think its the dumbest thing you can do... however, I let someone talk me into playing it ONCE. I won $100.

So ever since then I established my "gambling budget". I took 1/2 of the $100 ($50) and put it in my retirement savings, and I took the other 1/2 ($50) and put it in my gambling budget, which became "free money". Now any time I gamble/play the lottery/etc. I can only take out of the gambling budget money, and any time I win I have to split it 50/50 between my savings and back into that budget.

That way I can't feel bad for "wasting" my money because the only reason I HAVE that money is because I won it.. haha!



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If I hit the lotto and you don't... can I have your allocation? I'll give you my SS in exchange! No cost, no lemon!
Sounds like a beautiful plan haha!

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You really think we would say don't get it?
I got at least two people to talk me out of it, and their arguments are pretty convincing... I hate being crazy financially conservative! I did this same thing when I bought the SS lol...
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Old 10-26-2011, 09:52 AM   #7702
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MEs: Theres enough of you on here I'm hoping someone may be able to help! What do you use to draw gears? what about simulating gears?

I am trying to draw some gear trains for a patent application, and haven't had any luck with anything I've been using. I picked up some gear simulation software, but it wouldn't let me do some of the things I'm trying to do (such as create a gear with both internal and external teeth)

Eventually I'd also like to simulate my gear trains for optimizations sake, and to calculate the specs for the parts prior to putting in an MO.

I used Catia when I was in college, but that is unreal how pricey it is. I think I'm going to probably end up having to buy SolidWorks, but its kind of pricey too (although a lot cheaper than Catia, it gets a lot more expensive, especially when I pick up the simulation add-on, but we don't need to use the stress analysis features yet, so would be willing to use a less-impressive software package) AutoCad Inventor may also do it, but I haven't been able to figure that out for sure yet.

Any insight? What would you recommend?

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SolidWorks is what I used in college to make a Right angle speed reducer (RASP), which is kind of like a differential. A input shaft goes in one way into the RASP and the out put shaft comes out perpendicular from the input shaft at a lower speed through changing the gear ratio. ANSYS is another program I used in college for Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and is a great program that can simulate contact analysis between two gears, it can give you stress, pressure, deflection plots for two gears in contact and a whole lot more. It's a very powerful program and is far more accurate than SolidWorks, but it definitely costs more than SolidWorks. In terms of just design and getting the gears made SolidWorks and AutoCAD will work, but if you want to do stress or failure analsis or any sort of FEA, I would recommend ANSYS. SolidWorks uses Cosmo for its simulations which should be good enough for what you are trying to do. Out of all the options listed, I would recommend SolidWorks for you. You can always download a trial version or possibly get a student version (or download it using a bittorrent), but if you are trying to get a patent from the design you made using the program then I guess you gotta buy it. :( I have made a positive displacement supercharger, a F-16 strike eagle turbojet engine, the RASP, an axial turbine flow meter, and some heat exchangers all on SolidWorks, so it's a good program that I recommend. I attached some pics of the Strike eagle and the RASR. If you look closely you can see the turbines and compressors in the strike eagle and the ball bears in the RASR! Yeah, I was a big nerd in college, hahah!
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Old 10-26-2011, 11:25 AM   #7703
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Installed the ADM Scoop and Roto-Fab washer bottle relocate yesterday. Easy install and definitely a nice sound difference. Engine seems alot smoother moving through the lower powerband as well. Highly recommend this mod! Pics are here ... http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...96#post3929996

Thanks for sharing. I have the Roto-Fab intake and this is on my mod list. It will be helpful when I pull the trigger on buying them.
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Old 10-26-2011, 12:23 PM   #7704
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Where does one buy this scoop and bottle?
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Old 10-26-2011, 12:30 PM   #7705
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Autoagenda has a deal on the two right now. That's where I got mine. I have a link on the first page of my build thread.
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Old 10-26-2011, 12:57 PM   #7706
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Where does one buy this scoop and bottle?
No, you are done modding!
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Old 10-26-2011, 12:58 PM   #7707
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Well, if anyone is worried about not being able to get an allocation, let me know, or go see Pat O'Brien Chevy in any of their 4 stores. They got 8
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:01 PM   #7708
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Autoagenda has a deal on the two right now. That's where I got mine. I have a link on the first page of my build thread.
Does $189 get me the scoop and bottle relocation?
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:16 PM   #7709
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Does $189 get me the scoop and bottle relocation?
Yes it does. The bottle shipped straight from roto-fab and the scoop from autoagenda.
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Old 10-26-2011, 03:18 PM   #7710
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Hey Brooks,

SolidWorks is what I used in college to make a Right angle speed reducer (RASP), which is kind of like a differential. A input shaft goes in one way into the RASP and the out put shaft comes out perpendicular from the input shaft at a lower speed through changing the gear ratio. ANSYS is another program I used in college for Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and is a great program that can simulate contact analysis between two gears, it can give you stress, pressure, deflection plots for two gears in contact and a whole lot more. It's a very powerful program and is far more accurate than SolidWorks, but it definitely costs more than SolidWorks. In terms of just design and getting the gears made SolidWorks and AutoCAD will work, but if you want to do stress or failure analsis or any sort of FEA, I would recommend ANSYS. SolidWorks uses Cosmo for its simulations which should be good enough for what you are trying to do. Out of all the options listed, I would recommend SolidWorks for you. You can always download a trial version or possibly get a student version (or download it using a bittorrent), but if you are trying to get a patent from the design you made using the program then I guess you gotta buy it. :( I have made a positive displacement supercharger, a F-16 strike eagle turbojet engine, the RASP, an axial turbine flow meter, and some heat exchangers all on SolidWorks, so it's a good program that I recommend. I attached some pics of the Strike eagle and the RASR. If you look closely you can see the turbines and compressors in the strike eagle and the ball bears in the RASR! Yeah, I was a big nerd in college, hahah!
Excellent... Thanks for posting.

I designed some stuff in college also, but I just used AutoCad and Catia. Catia was great, but when they started talking FIVE DIGITS to buy it I just ended the convo right there...

I'm going to go ahead and pick up solidwords. I figure if I can use AC and Catia, solidworks should be pretty quick to learn.

Thanks for the thoughts and advice! You gave me the confidence to pick up Solidworks.

Side note, since I'm a college professor, I can get the student version trial, which is a little more extensive than the "free trial". I'm picking it up just to try it out, and then I'll buy the full version once I am happy with it!

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Autocad lets you get their stuff for free for up to 3 years as a student with an annual confirmation that you're still in an academic status. Only crappy part is you get something that goes on the printouts that says student version. I'm using 2011 for drafting; haven't used the 3D stuff in years but its an extensive list of stuff you can get.
The other catch is you can't use it for commercial purposes!
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Old 10-26-2011, 03:29 PM   #7711
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Autocad lets you get their stuff for free for up to 3 years as a student with an annual confirmation that you're still in an academic status. Only crappy part is you get something that goes on the printouts that says student version. I'm using 2011 for drafting; haven't used the 3D stuff in years but its an extensive list of stuff you can get.
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Old 10-26-2011, 05:05 PM   #7712
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The other catch is you can't use it for commercial purposes!
True. But right now I'm using it to work on my engineering management thesis so I'm ok with that limitation. Also for work I typically review construction plans but don't necessarily create or do full drafting.

Are you doing some moonlighting as an engineer for hire or do you just need it for school stuff?
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Old 10-26-2011, 05:14 PM   #7713
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Yes it does. The bottle shipped straight from roto-fab and the scoop from autoagenda.
Hmmm, not a bad price. I'm resisting the urge to buy that.

Jason-- I've purchased with AA. Good company and FAST as heck shipping.
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Old 10-26-2011, 07:12 PM   #7714
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Does $189 get me the scoop and bottle relocation?
I got the scoop directly from ADM and I got the washer bottle from Apex.

The Roto-Fab washer bottle would not fit next to my Roto-Fab cover only because I have a little cover over the positive battery terminal. I like the way the Apex washer bottle fits too.
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